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Part II: Making the Grade, Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent's Contract

by Craig Cheatham

KMOV.com

Posted on March 8, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 5:03 AM

Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent Jeff Spiegel receives a salary of $211,653, plus benefits, according to his current contract. The most controversial benefit is the free lifetime health insurance coverage for Spiegel and his wife paid for by the district. The coverage "for the remainder of his life" is estimated to cost $218,000 if Spiegel and his wife are not employed, choose the most expensive coverage and live to be 78, the average life expectancy in the United States. Of course, they may live much longer, which could drive up the cost even higher. Even Board President Les Lentz admitted "we don't know how much it will cost."

Spiegel also receives a whopping $781 monthly "transportation allowance," which may be the biggest in the metro area. The district also contributes $17,740 a year to an annuity for the superintendent.

We have included other administrator's contracts after the Spiegel contract.

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